Texas Rangers

Bad Rangers' Pitching News and it's Only Friggin' January

From the same team that lost Adam Eaton in spring training 2006 just hours after general manager Jon Daniels announced his starting rotation comes news that top pitching prospect Eric Hurley has undergone rotator cuff surgery and is out for the 2009 season.

In news that will surprise no one: Rangers = Snakebit.

Hurley, the team's first-round pick in '04, showed flashes at the big-league level last season, going 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA. Flashes, I said. His loss isn't devastating news, but it ain't good neither.

I'm going on a work-related field trip today and don't have time to mull over all of Texas' underwhelming options, but since Hurley was expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation who do you have as your Fave Five now?

Jump for the candidates ...

Kevin Millwood.

Vicente Padilla.

Scott Feldman.

Matt Harrison.

Brandon McCarthy.

Kason Gabbard.

Dustin Nippert.

Thomas Diamond.

Neftali Feliz.

Derek Holland.

Off the top of my head, I'd like to see Millwood, Padilla, Harrison, McCarthy and Feliz.

You?

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Richie Whitt
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